PC interface for Elevator Monitoring System

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Anthony.A, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Anthony.A

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    Oct 31, 2013
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    Dear all,

    I'm an apprentice in the last year of Electronics Engineering, my project is to monitor an Elevator via PC.
    I'm using the PIC18 as an intermediate device: "PC-> PIC18 -> Elevator controller".
    The section "PIC18 -> Elevator" is handled smoothly, no problem with that.
    The section "PC -> PIC18" is half done, I could get and understand the firmware that insures a USB communication.
    However, I'm having a problem doing an Interface on the PC that responds to the received data from the PIC (i.e the elevator) and represent it in a cool way on a PC (it could be via LEDs on a terminal or maybe a fancy GUI of an elevator simulation etc...)

    So basically I need some sort of Terminal (written on VB or whatever) that can read data from USB port and do a graphical action. Could anyone help me with that?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    Oct 15, 2009
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    There are hundreds of tutorials on rs232/serial to vb on the internet..
    What have you attempted so far? and where are you getting stuck?
     
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